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Houghton, Pharez, Petersham. Private, Capt. John Wheeler's co. of Minute-men,
Col. Ephraim Doolittle's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775;
service, 12.^ days ; also, Capt. Wing Spooner's co.. Col. Cushing's regt. ; enlisted
Sept. 5, 1777; discharged Oct. 17, 1777; service, 1 mo. 20 days, with Northern
army, including 7 days (140 miles) travel home; enlistment to expire Nov. 30,
1777.

Houghton, Philemon. Private, Capt. William Greenleaf's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's
regt.; enlisted Aug. 22, 1777; discharged Aug. 26, 1777; service, 4 days; com-
pany marched on an alarm at Bennington.

Houghton, Ralph, Milton. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Ebenezer Tucker's (Milton) co. of
militia, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days.

Houghton, Robert, Leominster. Capt. William Warner's co. ; company receipt for
advance pay for 1 month, dated Camp at Hull, June 22, 1776 ; also, Private, Capt.
William Warner's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.; enlisted Maj^ 17, 1776, 4
days preceding march; service to Aug. 1, 1776, 2 mos. 15 days; also, same co.
and regt.; service from Aug. 1, 1776, to Nov. 1, 1776; also, same co. and regt.;
pay i-oU for Nov., 1776, dated Boston, including travel home ; also, return of men
raised to serve in the Continental Army from 8th AVorcester Co. regt., as returned
by Capt. John Joslin, Jr., swoi-n to in Worcester Co., Feb. 22, 1778; residence,
Leominster; engaged for town of Leominster; joined Capt. Warner's co.. Col.
Marshal's regt. ; term, 8 months, reported "near expired;" also, Private, Capt.



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Houghton, Robert, continued.

Elisha Jackson's co. ; enlisted June 25, 1778 [service not given] ; roll dated
Middleton; also, Capt. Benjamin Edgell's co.,Col. John Jacobs's regt. ; enlisted
June 25, 1778; service, 6 mos. 11 days; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779; also,
same co. and regt. ; muster rolls dated Freetown, Sept. 13, and Oct. IS, 1778.

Houghton, Rufus, Bolton. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental
Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as
received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield,
July 13, 1780; age, 16 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 4 in. ; complexion, light; engaged for
town of Bolton ; marched to camp July 13, 1780, under command of Capt. Thomas
Pritchard ; also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and returned by Brig.
Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25,
1780 ; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Bolton for service in
the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched July 10, 1780 ; discharged Dec. 20,
1780; service, 5 mos. 21 days, including travel (220 miles) home; also, Lieut.
Colonel's co., 6th Mass. regt.; service from Aug. 1, 1780, to date of discharge,
Dec. 20, 1780, 4 mos. 20 days; term, 6 months; also, certificate dated Bolton,
signed by Paul Whetcomb, certifying that the class of which he was Chairman
had paid said Houghton £3 hard money, £750 paper money, and given him an
obligation for 18 three-year-old cattle, as a bounty to serve in the Continental Army
for the term of 3 years ; also, descriptive list of men raised in Worcester Co. to serve
in the Continental Army, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Seth
Washbm-n, Superintendent; Capt. Whitcomb's co., Col. Whitney's regt.; age, 17
(also given 18) yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 5 (also given 5 ft. 7) in.; complexion, light;
hair, light; occupation, farmer (also given laborer) ; birthplace. New Hampshire ;
residence, Bolton ; engaged for town of Bolton; engaged March 31, 1781 ; joined
Capt. Zebulon King's co., Lieut. Col. J. Brooks's (7th) regt. ; term, 3 years ; also.
Private, Capt. Zebulon King's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt.; muster
roll for May, 1781, dated West Point; also, muster rolls for June-Sept., 1781;
reported on command with Col. Scammell in Aug., 1781, on command with Col.
Putnam in Sept., 1781; also, muster roll for Dec, 1781, dated York Hutts; re-
ported on command at Stony Point; also, muster roll for Jan., 1782, dated York
Hutts; reported sick at Stony Point; also, muster roll for Feb., 1782, dated
Hutts, and sworn to at West Point.

Houghton, Rufus, Leominster. Sergeant, Capt. David Wilder's co. of Minute-men,
Col. John Whetcomb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; ser-
vice, 8 days.

Houghton, Samuel, Leominster. Private, Capt. Ephraim Stearns's co.. Col. Ezra
Wood's regt.; enlisted May 31, 1778; discharged Jan. 31, 1779; service, 8 mos.
11 days, travel included; company raised for defence of North river; also, list of
9 months men mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster Master for Worcester Co. ;
Capt. Boutwell's co.. Col. Rand's regt.; engaged for town of Leominster; mus-
tered July 30, 1779; also, descriptive list of men raised for Continental service, as
returned by Seth Washburn, Superintendent for Worcester Co. ; Capt. Boutell's
CO., Col. Rand's regt.; age, 18 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 1 in.; complexion, light;
engaged for town of Leominster ; marched July 29, 1779 ; reported delivered to
Ensign White; also, Capt. Warner's co., 10th Mass. regt.; entered service Aug.
23, 1779 ; discharged April 28, 1780 ; term, 9 months ; also. Private, Capt. Timothy
Boutell's CO., Col. John Rand's (Worcester Co.) regt.; enlisted July 10, 1780;
discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 3 mos. 11 days, including 10 days (200 miles)
travel home ; company raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months ; also,
Capt. Jonathan Sibley's co.. Col. Luke Drury's regt.; enlisted July 29, 1781;
marched Aug. 1, 1781; arrived at camp Aug. 11, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 10, 1781 ;
service, 3 mos. 23 days, including 10 days (200 miles) travel home; residence,
Leominster ; engaged for town of Leominster ; terra, 3 months.



308 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Houghton, Samuel. Petition dated Boston, March 2, 1779, signed by John Lewis, in
behalf of himself and John Waite, of Marblehead, asliing that said Houghton be
commissioned as commander of the brigantine "General Glover" (privateer);
ordered in Council March 2, 1779, that a commission be issued.

HouGHTOx, Sanderson, Bolton. Private, Capt. Robert Longley's co. of militia, Col.
Asa Whitcomb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; left place
of rendezvous April 20, 1775 ; service, 3 days ; also, return for equipments made
by Sergt. John Town send [year not given] .

Houghton, Seth, Milton. Private, Capt. John Bradley's (Milton) co. of militia. Col.
Lemuel Robinson's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service,
13 days, after the fight at Concord and before completion of standing army ; also,
Capt. William Bent's co., Col. John Greaton's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1,
1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; service, 3 mos. 12 days; also, Capt. Bent's co., 36th
regt. ; company return dated Fort No. 2, Oct. 5, 1775 ; also, Capt. Bent's co., Col.
John Greaton's regt. ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated
Cambridge, Dec. 1, 1775.

Houghton, Sheva. Private, Capt. Peter Woodbury's co.. Col. Job Cushing's regt.;
enlisted July 28, 1777; discharged Aug. 13, 1777; company marched to Ben-
nington July 28, 1777, to reinforce army under Gen. Stark. Roll dated Petersham.

Houghton, Silas, Bolton. Private, Capt. Manasseh Sawyer's co., Col. Nicholas
Dike's regt.; pay abstract for travel allowance home, etc., dated Dorchester
Heights, Nov. 30, 1776; said Houghton credited with allowance for 2 days
(36 miles).

Houghton, Silas, Brattleboro [Vt.]. Private, Capt. Benjamin Hastings's co., Col.
Asa Whitcomb's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 9, 1775 ; ser-
vice, 3 mos. ; also, company receipt for wages for Aug., 1775, dated Camp at Pros-
pect Hill ; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or
its equivalent in money dated Harvard, Jan. 18, 1776.

Houghton, Silas, Milton. Private, Capt. Moses Whiting's co., 36th regt. ; company
return dated Fort No. 2, Cambridge, Oct. 5, 1775; enlisted May 5, 1775; also,
Capt. Moses Whiting's co., Col. John Greaton's regt. ; order for bounty coat or
its equivalent in money dated Milton, Aug. 28, 1776; also, Private, Capt. Josiah
Vose's (Milton) co. ; service from April 13 to April 26, 1776, 12 days, in defence
of seacoast.

Houghton, Silas. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Joseph Sargent's (6th) co., Col. Josiah Whit-
ney's (2d Worcester Co.) regt. ; list of officers chosen in said regiment, dated
Lancaster, March 18, 1776; ordered in Council March 20, 1776, that said officers
be commissioned; reported commissioned March 20, 1776; n/so, 2d Lieutenant,
in a company commanded by Lieut. Amos Fairbanks, Col. Job Cushing's regt. ;
entered service Sept. 6, 1777; marched Sept. 8. 1777; furloughed Nov. 29, 1777;
service, 2 mos. 29 days, under Brig. Gen. Spencer, including travel (212 miles)
home; company drafted from militia and marched to join Continental Army at
the Northward ; also, pay abstracts dated Scaresdeal, Nov. 30, 1777, and sworn
to in Worcester Co. [year not given] , respectively, for retained rations due the
officers of Col. Job Cushing's regt. in Continental service in Northern department ;
said Houghton credited with rations from Sept. 1 [1777] to Nov. 29 [1777], 90
rations.

Houghton, Simeon, Templeton. Private, Capt. Elisha Jackson's co. ; enlisted June
30, 1778 [service not given] ; roll dated Middleton ; also, Capt. Benjamin Edgell's
CO., Col. John Jacobs's regt.; enlisted June 30, 1778; service, 6 mos. 5 days, in-
cluding travel (SO miles) home; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779; also, same co.
and regt. ; muster rolls dated Freetown, Sept. 13, and Oct. 18, 1778.



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Houghton, Simeon. Private, Capt. Jotham Houghton's co.; service from Nov. 3 to
Nov. 19, 1778, 17 days; company detached from Col. Nathan Sparhawk's (7th)
regt.. Gen. Warner's brigade, to reinforce guards at the barracks in Rutland
under Col. Jacob Garrish (Gerrish) and to escort troops of Saratoga convention
to Enfield, Conn. Roll dated Petersham.

Houghton, Simon. Private, Capt. Hezekiah Whitney's co.. Col. Job Cushing's regt. ;
service, 36 days; company marched on the alarm at Bennington July 30, 1777;
also, return for equipments made by Sergt. John Tovvnsend [year not given] .

Houghton, Stephen, Sterling. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Wright's co.. Col. Luke
Drury's regt. ; marched Sept. 18, 1781 ; arrived at camp Sept. 27, 1781 ; discharged
Dec. 3, 1781 ; service, 2 mos. 26 days, at West Point, including travel (400 miles)
to and from camp; residence. Sterling; enlisted for town of Sterling.

Houghton, Thaddeus, Petersham. Corporal, Capt. John Wheeler's co. of Minute-
men, Col. Ephraim Doolittle's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19,
1775; service, 8 days; also, Capt. Jonathan Holman's co.. Col. Ephraim Doolit-
tle's regt. ; order for advance pay, signed by said Houghton and others, dated
Cambridge, June 10, 1775 ; also, Corporal, same co. and regt. ; master roll dated
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; service, 3 mos. 13 days; also, company
return dated Camp at Winter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775.

Houghton, Thomas, Lancaster. Order on Paymaster General, payable to Joseph
Shurtleff, Quarter Master, endorsed " Hull, July 15, 1776," signed by said Hough-
ton and others belonging to Capt. Haskell's co.. Col. Marshall's regt., for advance
pay for 1 month, travel allowance, etc. ; «/5o, Private ; Capt. Andrew Haskell's
CO., Col. Thomas Marshall's regt. ; enlisted June 8, 1776, service to Dec. 1, 1776, 5
mos. 25 days, including travel home; also. Private, Capt. Manasseh Sawyer's co..
Col. Dike's regt. ; pay abstract for gun and blanket money, dated Dorchester,
Feb. 12, 1777; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777;
enlisted Dec. 14, 1776; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777.

Houghton, Thomas. Private, Capt. Zenas Wheeler's co.. Col. John Ashley's (Berk-
shire Co.) regt.; enlisted July 21, 1777; discharged Aug. 15, 1777; service, 26
days; company marched to Fort Edward, N. Y., and received pay at Albany.

Houghton, William, Westminster. Corporal, Capt. Edward Bemis's co., Col. Asa
Whitcomb'sregt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 25, 1775; ser-
vice, 3 mos. 14 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775].

Houghton, Zarah, Petersham. Private, Capt. Jonathan Holman's co., Col. Ephraim
Doolittle's regt. ; order for advance pay, signed by said Houghton and others,
dated Cambridge, June 10, 1775; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll dated
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; service, 3 mos. 13 days; also, company
return dated Camp at Winter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775; also, Capt. Wing Spooner's
CO., Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt.; enlisted Aug. 21, 1777; travel to camp and
home 180 miles; service at 20 miles per day, 9 days; company marched from
Petersham to Bennington Aug. 21, 1777, to reinforce army under Gen. Stark;
also, Capt. Jotham Houghton's co. ; service from Nov. 3 to Nov. 19, 1778, 17
days; company detached from Col. Nathan Sparhawk's (7th) regt., Gen. War-
ner's brigade, to reinforce guards at the barracks in Rutland under Col. Jacob
Garrish (Gerrish) and to escort troops of Saratoga convention to Enfield, Conn.

HouGT [ ?], George. List of deserters from Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) regt., dated Camp
Highlands, N. Y., July 13, 1780.

HouGTEN, Jonas, Jr. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Belknap's co., Col. Nathaniel Wade's
regt.; enlisted July 9, 1778; discharged Jan. 1, 1779; service, 5 mos. 27 days, at
Rhode Island, including travel (80 miles) from North Kingston to place of dis-



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HouGTEN, JoxAs, Jr., continued.

charge, i.e., home ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls dated North Kingston,
Nov. 6, and Dec. 4, 1778; also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls sworn to at East
Greenwich, Sept. 28, Nov. 10, and Dec. 30, 1778 ; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779.

HouGTOx, Elijah. Petition signed by Capt. John Joslin, stating that said Hougton
and others had marched in his company July 30, 1777, and continued in service
until the last of Nov., 1777, but he, the said Joslin, having been discharged the
last of Aug., 1777, had made up the pay roll for service of the men in question at
a lower rate of wages than they were entitled to, and requesting that the balance
due them be allowed ; amounts allowed in Council April 14, 1778,

Hougton, Ephraim. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Belknap's co.. Col. Nathaniel Wade's
regt.; enlisted Oct. 3, 1778; discharged Jan. 1, 1779; service, 3 raos. 2 days, at
Rhode Island, including travel (80 miles) from North Kingston to place of dis-
charge, i.e., home; also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls dated North Kingston,
Nov. 16, and Dec. 4, 1778 ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls sworn to at East
Greenwich, Nov. 10, and Dec. 30, 1778; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779.

Hougton, John. Private, Capt. Jonathan Gates's co. ; enlisted Oct. 1, 1777; service,
26 days, at Saratoga, including 8 days (160 miles) travel home.

Hougton, Jonas. Private, Capt. Jonathan Gates's co. ; enlisted Oct. 1, 1777; service,
26 days, at Saratoga, including 8 days (160 miles) travel home.

Hougton, Josiah, Templeton. Private, Capt. Joel Fletcher's co. of Minute-men, Col.
Ephraim Doolittle's regt. ; service, 8 days, probably on the alarm of April 19,
1775.

Hougton, Sanderson, Bolton. Private, Capt. Benjamin Hastings's co.. Col. John
Whitcomb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge;
service, 4 days.

Hougton, Simon, Bolton. Private, Capt. Benjamin Hastings's co.. Col. John Whit-
comb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; ser-
vice, 7 days.

HouoTTON, Jonathan. Private, in a company commanded by Lieut. Amos Fairbanks,
Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 6, 1777; marched Sept. 8, 1777; discharged
Nov. 29, 1777; service, 3 mos. 5 days, under Brig. Gen. Warner, including 11
days (212 miles) travel home ; company drafted from militia and marched to join
Continental Army at the Northward.

HouLAND, George. Private, Capt. Timothy Child's (Greenfield) co.. Col. David
Field's regt.; service, 4 days; company marched on the alarm at Bennington of
Aug. 14, 1777.

HouLAND, Job. Private, Capt. Nehemiah Pratt's co.. Col. Mitchell's regt. commanded
by Lieut. Col. James Williams, Brig. George Godfrey's (Bristol Co.) brigade;
service, 8 days; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of Aug. 2,
1780.

HouLAND, John. Private, Capt. Timothy Child's (Greenfield) co., Col. David Field's
regt. ; service, 4 days ; company marched on the alarm at Bennington of Aug.
14, 1777.

HouLAND, Seth. Private, Capt. John Barrows's co.. Col. Abijah Stearns's regt. of
guards ; enlisted April 14, 1778 ; discharged May 20, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 9 days,
at and about Boston.

HouLDEN [Benjamin]. Order of the day dated Cambridge, May 18, 1775, taken from
Lieut. Col. Loammi Baldwin's Orderly Book; said Houlden, Lieutenant Colonel,
reported as officer of the picket guard.



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HouLDEN, JoHx, Boston. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master
for SuflFolk Co., dated Boston, Jan. 8, 1777 ; Capt. Christopher Marshall's co.. Col.
Thomas Marshall's regt.

HouLDER, William, Carolina. List of prisoners returned from New York in the
schooner " Speedwell " Aug. 3, 1777.

HouLDix, John, Boston. Descriptive list of men belonging to 4th co., 10th Mass. regt.,
who enlisted for the war, as returned by Capt. Christopher Marshall ; rank, Pri-
vate; age, 37 (also given 38) yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 3 in.; complexion, fair; hair,
light; occupation, barber; birthplace, Rosgrey, King's County, Ireland; resi-
dence, Boston ; enlisted Oct. 22, 1779, by Capt. Marshall ; reported received State
bounty; also, Private, Capt. Marshall's co.. Col. Thomas Marshall's regt.;
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780.

HouLDiNG, JoHx. Private, 4th co.. Col. Thomas Marshall's regt. ; Continental Army
pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 ; also, Capt. Christopher
Marshall's co., Col. Thomas Marshall's (10th) regt. ; subsistence allowed from
date of enlistment, Dec. 27, 1776, to Feb. 1, 1777; credited with 37 days allow-
ance; subsistence also allowed for 11 days (220 miles) travel on march from Bos-
ton to Bennington; also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls for Jan., March, and
April, 1779, dated West Point.

HouLLEND, Jephtha. Lieut. Colonel's co.. Col. Marshall's (10th) regt. ; entered ser-
vice July 15, 1779; discharged April 15, 1780; term, 9 months.

HouLT, Silas. Private, Capt. Manasseh Sawyer's co., Col. Dike's regt. ; muster roll
for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777 ; enlisted Dec. 14, 1776 ; credited to town of Westminster ;
regiment raised, to serve until March 1, 1777.

HouLTEx, Nathan. Private, Capt. Peter Procter's co., Lieut. Col. Williams's regt.;
enlisted July 10, 1777; discharged Aug. 12, 1777; service, 1 mo. 9 days, includ-
ing 6 days (120 miles) travel home; company marched July 10, 1777, to rein-
force Northern army.

HouLTON, Elisha. Private, Capt. Samuel Merriman's co.. Col. Phineas Wright's (6th
Hampshire Co.) regt.; enlisted Sept. 22, 1777; discharged Oct. 1, 1777; service,
16 days, in Northern department, including 7 days (140 miles) travel. Roll dated
Northfield.

HouLTox, John. Private, Capt. Samuel Merriman's co., Col. Phineas Wright's (6th
Hampshire Co.) I'egt. ; enlisted Sept. 22, 1777; discharged Oct. 18, 1777; service,
1 mo. 3 days, in Northern department, including 7 days (140 miles) travel. Roll
dated Northfield.

HouLTOx, Zarah, Petersham. Private, Capt. John Wheeler's co. of Minute-men, Col.
Ephraim Doolittle's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service,
8 days.

Hour, Samuel, Southborough. Corporal, Capt. Josiah Fay's co. of Minute-men and
militia, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 31 days.

HouRD, Eleazer. Capt. John Callender's co.. Col. Gridley's regt. ; receipt for £2
[probably advance pay], signed by said Hourd, dated June 22, 1775.

House, . [This name also appears under the form of Hoose.]

House, Abel, Rochester. Private, Capt. Daniel Egery's co., Col. Timothy Danielson's
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 5, 1775; service, 3 mos.
3 days; also, company return dated Camp at Roxbury, Oct. 6, 1775; also, order
for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Roxbury, Nov. 6, 1775.

House, Abxek, Hanover. Private, Capt. Robert Lenthall Eells's militia co. of South
Hanover, which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19,
1775, to Marshfield ; service, 3 days, under direction of field oflicers of 2d Plymouth



312 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS



House, Abner, continued.

Co. regt. ; also, Capt. Amos Turner's co., Gen. John Thomas's regt. ; muster roll
dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 3, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 6 days ; also, company
return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in
money dated Camp at Roxbury, Dec. 22, 1775 ; also. Private, Capt. Amos Turner's
CO., Col. John Cushing's (2d Plymouth Co.) regt.; service, 15 days; company
marched to Bristol, R. I., on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776.

House, Abner, Scituate. Private, Capt. Ensign Otis's co., called " Royal Americans of
the town of Scituate," which marched probably on the alarm of April 19, 1775;
service, 3 days, under direction of field officers of 2d Plymouth Co. regt. ; also,
receipt for advance pay for 1 month, travel allowance from home to Boston, etc.,
dated Point Shirley, June 13, 1776, signed by said House and others belonging to
Capt. Nathaniel Winslow's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.; also, petition dated
Camp at Hull, Sept. 17, 1776, signed by said House and others belonging to bat-
talion stationed at Hull, asking for increase and payment of wages ; also, Private,
Capt. Winslow's co., Col. Whitney's regt. ; service from May 1, 1776, 4 days pre-
ceding march, to Nov. 1, 1776, 6 mos. ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Nov.,
1776 ; service 1 mo. 2 days.

House, Abner. Corporal, Capt. John Turner's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. of
guards; joined Nov. 6, 1777; service to April 3, 1778, 4 mos. 27 days, at
Cambridge.

House, Bexaiah. 2d Lieittenant, Capt. Elijah Deming's (11th) co. (North co. in
Sandisfield), 1st Berkshire Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen by the
several companies in said regiment, as returned by Mark Hopkins and others,
field officers, dated Great Barrington, March 26, 1776; ordered in Council May 6,
1776, that said officers be commissioned; reported commissioned May 6, 1776;
also, Lieutenant, Capt. Samuel Walcott's co., Col. John Brown's (Berkshire Co.)
regt.; entered service June 30, 1777; discharged July 27, 1777; service, 28 days;
company ordered out by Gen. Fellows to reinforce Northern armj-; roll sworn to
in Berkshire Co. ; also. Captain, 16th co., 1st Berkshire Co. regt. of Mass. militia ;
list of officers; commissioned June 9, 1778; also, petition dated Sandisfield, Sept.
3, 1779, signed by said House, Captain, and Ely Brown, 1st Lieutenant, asking
that their resignations as officers of the 17th co., Col. John Ashley's regt.. Gen.
Fellows's brigade, be accepted on account of their having moved out of the
bounds of said companj-; accompanying certificate dated Boston, Sept. 23, 1779,
signed by Col. John Ashley, Jr., certifies that the resignation of above officers
may be accepted "without detriment to the militia;" resignations accepted in
Council Sept. 23, 1779.

House, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Samuel Wallcut's co., Col. John Ashley's (Berk-
shire Co.) regt. ; enlisted Sept. 19, 1777 ; discharged Sept. 30, 1777 ; service, 12
days, under Brig. Gen. Fellows ; company ordered out by Gen. Gates to reinforce
Northern army.

House, Benjamin. List of men raised for service at Dartmouth, agreeable to order of
General Court of June 22, 1779, as returned by Maj. Manasseh Kempton, dated
Aug. 28, 1779.

House, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Hickok's co., Berkshire Co. regt. com-
manded by Lieut. Col. Sears; enlisted Aug. 6, 1781; discharged Nov. 8, 1781;
service, 3 mos. 7 days, including 4 days (84 miles) travel home ; enlistment, 3
months. Roll endorsed " Col. Elisha Porter Reg't."

Hou'SE, Benjamin. Private, Capt. William White's co., Col. Enoch Putnam's regt. ;
marched Sept. 4, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 18, 1781 ; service, 2 mos. 24 days, at
West Point, including 10 days (200 miles) travel from camp home; company
detached from militia to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.



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